Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kites and Butterflies

It's fun to get into the craft room...for something other than laundry!

I've been working on thinking 'outside the box', something that I am not necessarily practiced at...and when Stephanie from The Stamps of Life posted a video about using the cloud stamps from one of her sets as a flower...I thought about using the triangle of the kite from this set to make a butterfly...initially, I thought that the bottom triangle would be good...but soon realized that it wouldn't work out like I envisioned...so tried the top one....voila!

A butterfly!

butterfly front

butterfly inside

How I made it:
stamps: Kites2fly set from the Stamps of Life
paper: from a scrap pack at Hobby Lobby
ink: Colorbox
cardstock: Staples
other: wire for antenna, adhesive, pop-dots

Ink all edges. Make a gate-fold card and cover front with patterned paper. Use top triangle stamped point to point to make butterfly wings, use kite bow to stamp butterfly body. Cut out and add wire antenna. Use pop-dots to mount butterflies to front.

For inside, cut patterned paper to fit. Add another butterfly. Add sentiments.

Thank you for looking!